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Shek O, Hong Kong

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#2 of 19 in Beaches in Hong Kong
A contrast to Hong Kong's tall skyscrapers and big business, the seaside village of Shek O shows the island's other side: pleasant beaches, a relaxed pace, and nature to explore. The area is even home to a prehistoric rock carving, depicting geometric designs and animals. Seemingly untouched by the arrival of the British, this little town has a stronger Chinese feel to it, with narrow lanes, colorful houses, and small temples. A hike up to a popular viewpoint affords a panoramic view of the coastline below. Use our Hong Kong trip itinerary planning site to visit Shek O on your trip to Hong Kong, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I found it easy to get to on public transport. Yes it was out the way from where I was, but various ways to get there. I took an uber there and the bus back. The beach was stunning. Big crashing waves...  more »
  • "Accompany me to go to Shek O, accompany me to build the computer." "shine's song also has these two lyrics, Shek O is a beach, the wind scenery is excellent. It's very important to spend an afternoon with a friend. Please keep the place clean!!
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  • Hopefully the day will be clear so you have enhanced views. Lots of walking trails and some lead you down to the beaches. Can spend the whole day walking and exploring. Pack lots of drink if it's hot ...  more »
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